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pbs station from viewers like you. thanyou. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: this is tiananmen square. the protest is largely unknown -- unknown to most chinese. today, the square is a major tourist attraction. we had permission to bring our cameras into the square but at the very last moment, the guards refused to let us then and we had no choice but to continue with a tourist camera instead. thankfully, we would not experience this again until our visit until we returned tuesday -- we returned to the 101 middle school i school in beijing. this is one of the highest in the world. only the highest achievement is expected. the academic work load is intense. all day classes, six days a week. first i first came here and i wanted to return with my young staffers and dr. west. good afternoon. i am delighted to be back in beijing. thank you for welcoming us for a second time. i would like to do basically what we did the first time i came. i would like the students to ask us some questions as a group. came with me.m they would like to ask that you and your cu
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your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: john prendergast is a noted human-rights advocate and a co-founder of the end of project which works to combat genocide. his latest text is called "unlikely brothers: our story of adventure, loss, and redemption." good to have you on this program. are you doing all right? >> i am doing very well. thank you. tavis: let me start in an unlikely place. i want to celebrate the work you have done with this young brother. this raises the question of why it is that white folk feel this super hero complex that they can swoop down into black neighborhoods or hispanic neighborhoods and their very presence and engagement can save and turnaround -- we see this and hollywood movies. what is that complex all about? >> i will not run away from it. i was raised in it. i was a comic book fanatic when i was growing up. i grew up in an abusive household. you can react to that in many ways and i reacted to it in a way that made me fight against on fairness. i reached adolescence, turned
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by kcet public television] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tavis: pleased and delighted to welcome betty white back to this program. the legendary television actress is a seven-time emmy-winning actress for her many roles, like "mary tyler moore" and "the golden girls." she has a new memoir on her life called "if you ask me (and of course you won't)." here is a scene from her latest series, "caught in cleveland." -- "hot in cleveland." >> so what are you, like, 100? >> are you that girl on that show? >> yes. are you a fan? >> no. when it was canceled, i said good riddance. but i do like the one with susan lucci. >> does anyone else smell pot? >> what are you, a cop? >> no. >> then what is it to you? tavis: you are just ripping off the one-liners. and we have a good time on that show. -- >> we have a good time on that show. tavis: tell me how you develop such great comedic timing? >> i was an only child, my mother and father, and there was not a straight man in the house, and i mean that in the nicest way. they were fun and we would laugh and a lot.
Jul 13, 2011 12:00pm EDT
viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: this is the view of beijing from the roof of the microsoft campus. this is second only to their headquarters. the big cities are already jammed and in the next 10 years, they expect the largest internal migration in history there is a downside to all of this gallup and growth and you can see it, a thicket ago, bikes dominated the streets. today, everyone would like a car. -- a decade ago, bikes dominated the streets. the government has limited car ownership but in that edict might be too little, too late. the growth model could derail all of the economic gains of the past two decades. and this is a part in the heart of shanghai. three years ago, this is little more than an urban jump that was left behind when the world expo site was left behind and gutted. kongjian yu is the founder of turenscape, one of the most acclaimed design firms. he is an advocate for environmental sustainability and was brought in literally to change the landscape. >> every contaminated water and soil. in china, 75% of th
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from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: i first came to china one year ago and wanted to return as soon as possible. now i have come back with doctor cornell west and more than 30 members of my staff. some of the footage you'll see struck this week was shot by my young staffers. china's front-page news back in the state so we know little about the people in this country. we came to china with questions about the economic boom, who is benefiting. about human rights and government crackdowns. the people we talk with told us -- surprise does with their candor. no topic was off-limits. we knew that we could only scratch the surface. we were eager to find out as much as we could about the people behind the second largest economy in the world as a morris from communism and consumerism. >> i think china has accepted the market economy, starting some 32 years ago when the tschida was opened. he said it was good to get some people care rich furs. starting at moment, china is now lagering communist economy. tavis: uc proof of that in b
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. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: trying to find the right word. i am pleased, honored, humbled, delighted, crazy to have jesse norman on this program tonight. the legendary soprano has been an inspirational voice in music for many years to come. she released her first new recording hall. it is a good one. if you are fortunate enough to be at the mall in pasadena, before we get to the conversation, we take you back to a classic performance from paris on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of the french revolution. ♪ tavis: i am tickled to have you here. >> i am tickled to be here. tavis: that is it, good night. that is all i wanted to hear, really. i introduced that clip by saying it was a classic performance. that is what i have to say and others have to say. i assume in your own mind, there are performances that you deemed classics, yes? >> i would include the singing of the national anthem for the two hundredth anniversary of the french revolution as being one of those moments where it was surreal. it was such an honor to be first of a
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you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: alan blinder is the former vice chairman of the federal reserve and a former member of the council of economic advisers for president clinton. glad to have you with us. >> nice to be here. tavis: i was struck by your piece in the "wall street journal," where you tried to focus the conversation now, so much conversation about deficit reduction. so much talk about the debt, so much talk about a variety of economic issues that we are grappling with at the moment but in the middle of all of this we have lost focus on any conversation about jobs. can you tell us what you were trying to get across? >> i think that is right. to me, it is amazing. if you ask any politician what the issue is, they will save jobs, yet we seem to be ignoring it. as you said, deficit, debt ceiling, things like that. lots of proposals that would kill jobs rather than create jobs. this is a paradox, in a way, but a very sad paradox. tavis: what is the correlation between deficit reduction and jobs? how many american people will end up
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have tremendous innovation going on. we, for example, are "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angelesing work that's actually creating new kinds of plant varieties whose roots essentially go into hibernation in times of enormous drought. and so they kind of wait. and then they are able to start growing again. but they don't die. they grow again when more water is available. it will take reorganizing our entire system of food supply. there's so much protectionism still going on in so many countries with regard to food. >> who is responsible for taking this action when the government themselves, for various reasons, seem incapable of acting themselves. who should pay and who should lead the way? >> well, obviously we see lots of organizations that are leading the way. and payment at the time of emergency comes from those who do rescue and humanitarian aid. but payment over the long-term, the kind of prevention that you and i are talking about, requires aid agencies, development agencies, the world bank, u.n. agencies. many of the bilateral donors who have been really hard at wor
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>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by... >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> in the past couple of decades, internet use has spread across the planet, invading every aspect of life. in countries like south korea, going online seems to have become a necessity. >> [speaking korean] >> usually, i go online as soon as i wake up. on average, i use the internet for about 6 hours a day. >> in a unique experiment, the bbc has removed internet access from 2 families for a week, in this the most wired nation on earth. >> in other parts of the world, the digital superhighway still hasn't reached its destination. how many people here actually know what the internet is? [indistinct chattering] >> internet? anybody? now, though, we're going to be providing internet access to this village in northern nigeria. so, what happens when we turn the internet on here? >> and off here? [indistinct chattering] >> it's not exactly the